As expert manufacturers of ball valves and flow measurement applications, AVCO ball valves are used within a wide variety of industries ranging from oil and gas and petroleum to food and beverage production. Most recently, AVCO embarked on a very unique project within the aerospace sector – supplying their trademark ball valves to help propel NASA.

NASA’s Project Morpheus required valves and instrumentation to be used within thrust, propulsion and other space applications. AVCO tailored their 1500 series cryogenic ball valves to be utilised within the NASA Morpheus Project. 

AVCO ball valves played an important part in supplying liquid oxygen and methane to the engine, as demonstrated in the image above. Circled in red is the 1500 series cryogenic ball valves above the thrusters. AVCO was requested to make changes to the design of the valve for the main engine, as well as agreeing to work with different metal alloys, improving the strength and weight ratio of the ball valve.

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As stockists of AVCO valves, MGA Controls can provide AVCO 1500 series cryogenic ball valves and also a complete solution, to control, isolate and measure any type of media within their extensive range. For more information about why you should choose AVCO, or purchase an AVCO Valve, please call MGA Controls on +44 (0)1704 898980 or email us at